Archive of November 28, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 28, 2016

Mexican archdiocese closes missing persons registry

Nov 28, 2016 - 05:35 pm .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara has announced that his diocese is calling off its distribution of a list of missing persons, because of fears of retaliation against family and friends of those who have gone missing in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

Pope mourns death of Fr Kolvenbach, former head of Jesuits

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:34 am .- After the death of Jesuit Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, former head of the order, over the weekend, Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Society praising the priest’s fidelity and offering prayers for the repose of his soul.

New Catholic Relief Services' chairman has strong Middle East focus

Nov 28, 2016 - 07:01 am .- Bishop Gregory John Mansour, a Maronite bishop with experience in Middle East issues, will be the next chairman of Catholic Relief Services, the foreign aid arm of the U.S. bishops.

Pope taps Tallahassee bishop to lead St. Petersburg diocese

Nov 28, 2016 - 05:31 am .- On Monday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Bishop Gregory Parkes of Pensacola-Tallahassee as the new head of the St. Petersburg diocese, where he will take over as their fifth bishop.

Scientists play a key role in solving global problems, Pope Francis says

Nov 28, 2016 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis told a group of scientists Monday that their role in finding creative solutions to the world’s problems is more urgent than ever, and praised increasing collaboration between scientific and religious communities.